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Powerful drama on racial injustice to be performed locally

1/20/2014 —

The community is invited to attend a special performance of “Blood at the Root,” to be held at 7:00 p.m. on Feb. 7 in Swimmer Hall, located in the Williams building at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. This event is free and open to the public.

“Blood at the Root” by Dominique Morisseau is a new drama inspired by the Jena Six, a group of black teenagers convicted in the beating of a white student at Jena High School in Louisiana. The students were charged with attempted murder for a schoolyard fight after nooses were hung from a tree in the center of the courtyard. The conviction of the Jena Six was cited as racial injustice in the United States, due to a belief that the defendants had been charged with too-serious offenses.

This bold new play examines the miscarriage of justice, racial double standards, and the crisis in relations between men and women of all classes.

For more information contact Chad Long, manager of Student Affairs, at 724-430-4248.

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